Health Care Commentary

More than a dozen state attorneys general just sued the Department of Labor over a new rule that makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to form “association health plans.” AHPs enable these firms and sole proprietors to band together to negotiate with...

November's midterm elections are just around the corner. This fall, Democratic congressional candidates are betting the farm -- or shall we say the House -- on government-run health care. The crop of Democrats eyeing the presidency in 2020, meanwhile, is similarly united behind a government takeover...

Open enrollment season for health insurance is just around the corner. Starting November 1, Americans who don’t get coverage through work or the government will be able to sign up for health plans that take effect in 2019. Fewer will do so this year than last,...

Senator Bernie Sanders and his army of supporters of government-run health care evidently believe that American workers could use a pay cut. That's the natural consequence of single-payer health care, as a recent analysis of Canada's healthcare system illustrates. Last year, Canadian patients forewent $1.9 billion in...

Democrats have decided to stop worrying and embrace government-run, single-payer health care. On July 19, 70 House members launched a new Medicare for All caucus. A House bill to implement single-payer — H.R. 676 — already has 122 cosponsors, about two-thirds of House Democrats. Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair...

In early July, the Trump administration announced that it would suspend $10 billion in transfer payments to insurers after a federal court ruled that Obamacare's "risk-adjustment" program was flawed. The program authorizes the federal government to take money from exchange insurers with an above-average share...

The Trump administration wants to require Medicaid recipients to work in exchange for their benefits. That means working, volunteering, attending school, or job training for 80 hours a month. Yet this reasonable reform has provoked howls of outrage from progressives, who say the requirements would...

‘Medicare for all’ is a loser Letter to the editor: In her USA TODAY column “Medicare for all is a winner for Democrats, as Ocasio-Cortez and others have shown,” Erica Payne argued that Democrats should endorse Medicare for all because “it’s more than just good policy. It’s...

The Trump administration recently finalized a rule that will enable millions of Americans to join association health plans. AHPs allow small businesses and self-employed individuals in the same geographic area or industry to link up to purchase coverage. Such plans can be significantly cheaper than...